History


WARHEADS TO WINDMILLS

Tim Wallis, is traveling across the country this spring to educate more people through his newest book: Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War. As the book title says: our two biggest existential threats--climate breakdown and nuclear weapons--can and must be addressed, both urgently and simultaneously. Here is a link to more information on Tim and the new book: https://warheadstowindmills.org/book/. (you can paste that link in your browser). Tim's presentation is of interest to several constituencies: Peace and Environmental groups ...

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A Peace Diologue Event

A Peace Diologue Event Please Join Us for the Documentary Movie Gaza Followed by discussion led by Elaine Strite, John Viste and Rick Scott Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6 pm First United Methodist Church 903 Third Street Wausau, WI This unforgettable documentary film, Gaza, by Andrew McConnell and Gary Keanu, takes us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of ...

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Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation

Duty to Warn   Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation   (An Anti-War Manifesto Lamenting the Dead, Dying and Soul-Sickened Soldiers Returning from the Killing Fields)   By Gary G. Kohls, MD – May 7, 2017   http://www.globalresearch.ca/womens-rights-and-social-justice-julia-ward-howes-1870-mothers-day-proclamation-a-day-of-peace/5589245   147 years ago, the disastrous human and economic consequences of the American Civil War were becoming increasingly apparent, especially to certain thoughtful wise women who had seen ...

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Wisconsin Grassroots Network Festival

  On May 4th, at the Warch Campus Center Building in Appleton WI, Wisconsin Grassroots Network,  presented its' day long 15th Annual Festival at Lawrence University. There were a total of 18 breakout sessions to choose from. We heard Tom Kastle, and the Raging Grannies sing! The raging Grannies never disappoint! The absolute best were the special Keynote speakers John Nichols and Alan Minsky.

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Support for Israel is not good for America

Recently Iran attacked Israel with missiles and drones. President Biden pledged full U.S. support to defend Israel. But is it really in the national interests of the United States to unconditionally support and defend Israel? Israel and Iran have been engaged in low level conflict for decades. The latest incident began when Israel bombed the Iranian embassy in Damascus on April 1, 2024. Iran responded on April 13th with a drone and missile attack on Israel. U.S. military forces in the region were ordered to defend Israel and helped shoot down most of the Iranian drones ...

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Mom’s Story

Mom’s Story April 21, 2024 My Mom was born in 1914. From what I understand, she was born in a two-room log cabin that was part of a lumber camp in northern Wisconsin. Her parent’s borrowed some money to buy 20 acres of cut-over land to begin a small family farm in northern Wisconsin. She would tell me that they never went hungry; although, she wanted her mother to buy a box of cornflakes which they couldn’t afford. She worked hand in hand with her parents on the farm, along with three of her uncles who lived with them as the farm eventually grew to 160 ...

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RALLY ON SATURDAYS WITH US

Friends for Peace, We will be walking around the 400 Block in Wausau each Saturday morning at 10 am until about 11:30.  Many come to walk and many come to sit on the corners of the 400 Block with signs and flags to be present for people who want to stop to talk. Please join us as you are able! Bring a new sign if you have time.  We do have some to share if you need one! All of our hearts should be open, and in doing this we will be strengthened to take actions in support of a peaceful solution. In Solidarity, Carolyn, Claudette, Nancy and David

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It Happened Before and it Can Happen Again

I recently read several books on American history that have a message for what is happening in our country today. Today we face threats to democracy and to a just, civil society. We are seeing a rise of authoritarianism, resurgence of hate, racism, toxic religiosity, and the breakdown of civility in public life. There are threats of violence from far-right domestic terrorists. It has all happened before and can happen again. Rachel Maddow is a television commentator and author. Her latest book is “Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism.” The book tells the ...

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Military Spending is Destroying America

  “America’s leaders have embraced the very worst...preferring to be feared rather than loved, while putting power first and principle last...” William Astore, veteran, history professor and author. “Sticking to the current defense spending strategy is not only economically wasteful but will also make America and the world less safe.” William D. Hartung, political scientist who specializes in military and national security issues. We have a problem in our country with militarism. Militarism dominates our foreign policy, domestic policing, and ...

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RALLY ON SATURDAYS WITH US

  Friends for Peace, We will be walking around the 400 Block each Saturday morning at 10 am until about 11:30.  Many come to walk and many come to sit on the corners of the 400 Block with signs and flags to be present for people who want to stop to talk. Please join us as you are able! Bring a new sign if you have time.  We do have some to share if you need one! All of our hearts should be open, and in doing this we will be strengthened to take actions in support of a peaceful solution. In Solidarity, Carolyn, Claudette, Nancy and David

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